Based on my post about the lush Korres wild rose mask which contains pomegranate enzymes I got thinking about the power of the pomegranate for beauty and health….this fruit is fully loaded! So here’s me waxing lyrical about the amazing pomegranate fruit.
Apart from being a gorgeous colour and tasting great, the Pomegranate fruit is one of those foods that has been crowned with superfood status. Personally I love hearing about superfoods especially if they happen to be foods that I like or that I can get to like. Plus, It’s one of those superfoods that can we can benefit from by eating and drinking as well as using its oil as a beauty treatment.
Why the superfood status?
1- They’re a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants, not to mention fiber and they have anti-inflammatory properties.
2- pomegranates are also proven to be effective against heart disease, high blood pressure, and inflammation amongst other health benefits.
3- Pomegranate juice has been found to have 3X the antioxidant activity of red wine and green tea….now that’s impressive!
4- it is believed to be effective in preventing muscle and cognitive ageing …..so we’ve got everything to gain.
1- Its oil is classed as a “dry” oil, so it absorbs readily into skin without leaving any greasy residue…love that!
2- it’s great for protecting the skin from those annoying free radicals which can lead to ageing of the skin
3- it’s good for those with eczema and other sensitive skin conditions too.
So, if you’re not already a pomegranate fan….maybe you’ll become one now.